State of contingency continues in Portugal

in News · 02-10-2020 01:00:00 · 3 Comments
State of contingency continues in Portugal

Restrictions continue be implemented in mainland Portugal as the government announces the prolongment of the state of contingency in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The contingency situation in force in mainland Portugal, which has been in place since 15 September, has been extended to 23:59 on 14 October, in view of the increase in cases of Covid-19 recorded in recent weeks in the country.

Among the measures applied in the state of contingency is the limitation of gatherings to a maximum of 10 people, unless they belong to the same household, on public roads and in establishments and the prohibition on the sale of alcoholic beverages in service areas or at petrol stations.

The extension of the contingency status also implies a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages, from 8pm onwards, in retail establishments, including supermarkets, and a ban on the consumption of alcoholic beverages in outdoor spaces of catering establishments and bars after 8 pm, except in the context of a meal.

The opening hours of establishments remains by each individual local council and are based upon the favourable opinion from the local health authority and security forces. In restaurants, cafes and pastry shops located 300m from the schools, there is a maximum limit of four people per group, unless they belong to the same household.


Comments:

Kunnen wij als nederlander nog wel op vakantie naar portugal?

By Corina Van der wal de boer from Other on 03-10-2020 06:00

Could you get someone to do a decent translation into English? That was so bad!!!

By Michael Dornan from Lisbon on 02-10-2020 11:10

Would like to have/see more updates to the virus specific to each island in the Azores such as Faial Pico Saint George.We seem to get lots of information about Saint Michaels but not enough daily information on the other islands.Is there another website that I can go to that deals more daily information on the other islands.Someone told me there are 3 cases on Faial but I can't seem to find that information on your website.I live on Faial.
Thankyou
Lawrence Tkachuk.

By Lawrence Tkachuk from Açores on 02-10-2020 04:19
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